Emmy Nicklin

Director of Digital Communications

Girl in marsh near Virginia Beach, Virginia.

CBF's Director of Digital Communications Emmy Nicklin.

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Emmy Nicklin lives in Annapolis by way of New York, Key West, and Virginia. She currently serves as CBF's Director of Digital Communications and is fond of any writing assignment involving boats, water, and passionate Bay champions. 

She has a degree from the University of Virginia and a master's in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University. She has written for a number of publications, including Key West Magazine, The Piedmont Virginian Magazine, and The Toast, as well as for various environmental organizations.

When not working, she is exploring far-flung places around the globe, hurling herself into any body of water (but most especially the Chesapeake Bay), and doing as much reading and writing as possible. Her favorite Bay spot is her family's place on Fishing Bay in her native Virginia. @emmynicklin


Emmy's Posts

  • We're Bringing the Bay to You

    March 27, 2020

    Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of corona

  • Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

    December 31, 2019

    Before we welcome 2020 with open arms, we decided to take a look back and see what you, the reader, valued and cared about most. So without further ado, these are the top five most popular blog posts from 2019 . . .

  • Could It Happen Here?

    August 16, 2019

    Last week, three dogs—Abby, Izzy and Harpo—had a play date in and around a seemingly harmless pond in Wilmington, North Carolina. A few hours later all three were dead. The culprit? A poisonous blue-green algae.

  • What's the Deal with the Dead Zone?

    June 19, 2019

    Scientists are predicting one of the largest dead zones in decades in the Bay this summer. But what does that really mean? Dr. Beth McGee answers all our questions.

  • Blue Crabs Are Back!

    May 6, 2019

    What do the latest crab survey numbers mean for the health of our beloved blue crabs and our Bay?

  • "That's All There Is"

    April 22, 2019

    Remembering Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson 49 years later.

  • O Captain, My Captain

    March 29, 2019

    A conversation between Captain Tiffany Granberg, Captain Amanda Colianni, and Captain Ronnie Anderson--three of CBF's dedicated female captains and environmental educators in honor of Women's History Month.

  • What We Owe to Rachel Carson

    March 14, 2019

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we are looking back at some of the natural world’s greatest heroines. And perhaps there’s no one more deserving of that description than Rachel Carson. Back in 1962—before there was an Earth Day, or EPA, or even a Chesapeake Bay Foundation—Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring. The book that started it all, Spring is credited for launching the modern environmental movement.

  • The Love Lives of Chesapeake Critters

    February 14, 2019

    In honor of Valentine's Day, we took a look at some of the very weird mating habits of quintessential Chesapeake Bay critters!

  • Top Five Things You Always Wondered About Winter on the Chesapeake

    January 24, 2019

    It's the heart of winter—an unusual time on the Chesapeake of darker, shorter days, low tides, and blistery cold weather. But just how exactly do things change on the Bay during the winter season, and more importantly, why? Here are answers to some of those burning questions you've always had but never asked about wintertime on the Chesapeake.

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